Dr Stefania Lovo


Lecturer in Economics at the University of Reading

Stefania Lovo

Stefania Lovo is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Reading. Prior to joining Reading, Stefania was a research officer at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Her research interests lie at the intersection of environmental and development economics with a focus on the impact of public policy and the role of institutions. In particular, she has studied how deforestation interacts with ethnic diversity and institutional quality, how tenure insecurity, climate shocks and crop choices affect individual and household welfare and how environmental policies and decentralisation impact on firm location, international trade and firm performance. Stefania is also a visiting fellow at the Grantham Research Institute and has been an external consultant for the World Bank.

With LSE Consulting (LSE Enterprise), Stefania has contributed to various sustainability impact assessments in support of EU trade negotiations with Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Mercosur. 


Expertise: environmental economics; development economics; decentralisation; environmental regulation; international trade; firm productivity


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